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aristocrat, but an american. this is how washington reasserted the nationalist creed to which he had devoted 40 years of his life. like other thoughtful men, he struggled to reconcile his ownership of human beings with his country's professed love of liberty. he had indeed hoped that virginia's lawmakers would take the decision out of his hands by providing for gradual emancipation. the chances of such action all was faint, grew still more remote, as richmond lawmakers talked openly of defying federal authorities. and so it was left to washington to free his slaves on martha's death after making certain that the aged or sick would be fed and clothed by his heirs. he took an even more radical step. in challenging his state's legal ban on educating negros. directing that all under the age of 25 should be taught to read and write, and, quote, brought up to some useful occupation. and i do hereby expressly forbid the sale or transportation out of the said commonwealth of any slave i may die possessed of under any pretense whatever. as if to reinforce his determination, washington added a clause
. we must make the best of mankind as they are to clear the adult washington since we cannot have them as we wish. his fatalistic attitude did not extend to how others saw him. deprived of adequate transport and supplies for his latest foray into the wilderness, major washington moved swiftly to protect his flanks in the press if not in the woods. he complained to governor dinwiddie of 24 wagons impressed at winchester, we've got ten after wasting a week and some of those so illy provided with teams that we could not travel with them without the soldiers assisting them up the hills. i doubt not but at some points i may have strained the law, washington confessed, but i hope as my sole motive was to expedite the march i shall be supported in it, which at present i don't apprehend will, unhe's some busy body intermedals. do you think the governor got the message? a month later promoted to a lieutenant colonel it was in a different tone of voice that he addressed his excellency. the south carolina company whose royal commission entitled its members to higher rank and pay compared to washi
in his official capacity. for washington clearly the shrewdest politics was to be as apolitical as possible, as he privately expressed in a government that depends so much on the first stages on public opinion, much circumspection is still necessary for those engaged in its administration. thus for ever advise it to chief justice john jay, a silk stocking federalist, washington was careful to take tea with governor mrs. george clinton. the governor of new york was an old friend and amateur botanist who would supply lyndon trees and war time ally from whom washington had no intention of being separated by political differences. men's opinions were as varied as their faces, said washington. and where their motives were pure, no more to be questioned than nature itself. in politics as in religion, my tenants of few are simple the president had written, the leading one of which is to be honest and just ourselves and to exact it from others. meddling as little as possible in their affairs where our own are not involved. what followed was a neat mix of innovation and caution. the inau
unanimous rated in the constitution, shaken by the force of such arguments, washington invited hamilton to refute his detractors. using ridicule where logic did not suffice, the secretary of treasury pointed out the inconsistences of strict constructionism. a government empowered to build lighthouses to promote commerce could hardly balk at a bank to collect its taxes or pay its salaries or service its deb salaries or service its debt. hamilton's plea for the bank did not convert washington, it reinforced his nationalistic outlook, all the same, it did not endear hamilton or washington to jefferson and his followers. by this time, the secretary of the state was imploring a poet named phillip chernotto make war on the government for which he reportedly worked as a state department translator. it is astonishing that members of the cabinet were conducting newspaper wars on each other. clearly right in front of the president, that these wars often spilled over into the cabinet meetings and that they were not above as in jefferson's case, hiring their own champions with taxpayer dollars to c
work with people across the aisle, as george washington. and so tonight, as i conclude this series, i don't know whether in term of lectures we saved the best for last but i know in terms of presidents we saved the best for first. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you. we've got a few minutes for questions and i have been asked, very explicitly to point out that we have a microphone here from the folks at c-span. there it is. so if you are a question thrust your hand into the air where she can see it and wait until she reaches you and then everyone can hear it. >> is this on? why are there no great unifying leaders like george washington today? >> first of all, read the farewell address. washington never believed that the united states would be without political differences or political parties, factions, whatever you want to call them. what washington's whole presidency was about, whether it was staying out of european conflict or trying to avoid as n of these intense partisan differences, washington's whole presidency was about buying time. washington was enou
taste for ceremony or patience with adulation. few knew how reluctant washington was to accept the presidency. in the months preceding his inaugural, he had but one wish, quote, to live and die in my own plantation. it is said every man has his portion of ambition. he explained to his earliest biographers david humfries, i may have mine as well as the rest but if i know my own heart, my ambition would not lead me into public life. to henry knox, he went further likening himself to quote, a culprit who is going to the place of his execution. washington found consolation in the possibility of resigning halfway through his term after having went the new regime the legitimacy that only he could bestow, could you imagine if he followed through on that fantasy. how you would have transformed not only the presidency which might very well become a prime ministerial position at which the government is nominally the head. this fantasy does nothing to elevate his mood on inauguration day. i fear i must bid adieu to happiness on the eve of his presidential oath taking, for i see nothing bu
donate the shares to a fledgling economy in western virginia, today's washington and lee college. he was equally torn over attending the constitutional convention in the summer of 1787. in returning his commission at the end of the revolution, he had pledged himself to retire from public life. moreover, he already declined an invitation to lend his presence to a simultaneous meeting in that city in the order of the cincinnati, the war time officers from which he maintained an somewhat uneasy distance. on the other hand, washington was more passionate about the success of republican government, than he was about the usefulness of canals and not happy with the feeble regime under the articles of confederation, the self-proclaimed league of friendship under which a patch word puzzle of squabbling former colonies had done little to refute old world skepticism about the public and its pro inspects. it appears to be little more than a shadow without a substance, he complained. we're either a united people or we are not. he told james madison in 1785, if we are not, let us no longer act
here on c-span 3. tonight, the life of george washington. historian richard norton smith gives a three-part series of lectures on our first president. it begins in just a moment. >>> at the 1968 olympic games, john carlos and tommy smith raised their fists in the black power salute. >> they said black power, they intimidated so many people, white people in particular by using that phrase, black power. because when they use that word or that phrase black power, it made many people think that black power meant destruction. blowing up the statue of liberty or ground zero. destroying america. it wasn't anything about destroying america. it was about rebuilding america. and having america to have a new paradigm in terms of how we can be what each and every one of us did the pledge when we were going to elementary school and the land of the free, the home of the brave. we all wanted to be great americans, but we found that something was wrong. something was broke and we wanted to take our time to evalue yet and take our initiative to fix it. >> discover more about african african history onl
of willpower triumphing over everything else. so, washington discovered that his was to be a war of attrition, a test of political endurance as much or more than military might. in other ways, washington, the military chieftain, bore little semblance to the aspiring officer of his youth. he lost more battles than he won, to be sure, yet he bested his enemies in the critical struggle for public opinion. he recognized that it was part of his job to appeal endlessly to his civilian superiors for trained soldiers in place of raw militia, for supplies, ammunition and money worth more than the paper it was printed on. he kept his grumbling to himself, maintained a brave front in public and remained with his army throughout its greatest travails. martha, of course, joined him. showing concern for his men, he saw that they were inoculated against smallpox, preventing an epidemic that might well have destroyed the tattered remnant of an army that trudged through the jersey hills and retreated from philadelphia. which brings us back to general washington astride his mount here in the educa
denied washington told a friend who warned him of regional animosity. this is the case also in every state is equally certain. but i ask again, which is most blameworthy, those who see and will steady pursue their interests or those who cannot see or seeing will not act wisely. here was a coded endorsement of the hamiltonian program combining a strong central government with a unified financial structure topped by a presidential cult of personality, bordering on adulation. at one point, for example, hamilton seriously suggested that washington's profile grace leon nation's coinage but the house of representatives rejected that idea as incompatible with the republican virtue. senator clay of pennsylvania went so far as to call washington a cat's paw in the hands of designing speculators, led of course, by the secretary of the treasury. quote, the president has become in the hands of hamilton the dish clout of every dirty speculation, as his name goes to wipe away blame and silence all murmuring. while mcclay worried about his own backyard, washington cast his eye across the continent.
think comes close to washington's capacity to effortlessly combine the two roles. throughout his presidency he traveled extensively and carefully choreographed tours to the devotion of the heroic leader and untried government over which he preceded. essentially before he developed the bully pulpit, i was recently in newport, rhode island and leading a historical tour and we went to the synagogue, which is one of, if not the oldest synagogues in america. and a place immortalized because of washington's visit during the his first term. rhode island, you may recall, had held back from joining the union. washington referred to rhode island's conduct as infamous. many people have said that about rhode island over the years but in any event, once rhode island joined the club as it were, washington was sure to include it on our extensive tour. in newport he went to the synagogue and his response to the congregation's readings remains the classic statement of american pluralism. this is washington. all possess alike, he's speaking of americans, all possess alike liberties of conscience a
but with a critical caveat, telling nevins the great fact is that washington grew. freeman was particularly struck by the transforming impact of the 16 years between washington's marriage in 1759 and his summons by congress to command a rag tag essentially regional force purporting to be a continental army. grow he did. but the ingredients of growth were present from his earliest years. to be sure, young washington was a socially awkward aspirant to the colonial gentry, brave to the point of rashness, touchy where his honor was concerned, unsophisticated in matters of love. but even then he carried with him the seeds of sacrificial leadership. pregnant with character, this is washington at 22. the first of those three astonishing life-like figures. of washington, which anchored the exhibits in the reynolds education center here at mount vernon. here he is depicted in the forest, arguably his earliest true classroom. a skilled surveyor, stamping order on chaos by fixing his name to unchartered lands. washington was barely 15 when he pocketed his first 500 acres as a surveying theme. land he wrote a
, presidential historian richard norton reflects on george washington at age 57, the year he became president of the united states. it's about an hour and 15 minutes. >> thank you, kay, for that excessively kind introduction. thank you all of you for making the effort to be here and thank you, kay, and the marvelous staff on mount vernon and all of you who have made the long match with me across this trilogy. i also want to say a special word of thanks to c spanned the c-span audience for taking such an interest in our first president. most of all, i feel indebted to the mount vernon's ladies association for sponsoring this lecture series and giving me a second chance, as it were, to spend some quality time with the greatest of americans. almost 20 years have passed since the book that gay was kind enough to mention first appeared. i had forgotten what pleasurable company the president can be. you don't have to quite a book about washington to find him both fascinating and elusive. for any watchful visitor that mount vernon can attest, just when you think you've got his measure, the hold man
, presidential historian richard norton smith reflects on george washington at the age of 43. he looks at how washington's life experience up to this point, including his command of the continental army and his marriage to martha dandridge custis helps shape him. this lecture is the second of a three-part series taking a closer look at the evolution of president washington's character throughout his life. this is about an hour. [ applause ] >> well, thank you, gay. i don't remember that last sentence. anyway, thank you very much for that more than generous introduction. and i want to thank everyone beginning with its namesake responsible for the lecture series, not to mention those joining us via c-span. i recognize many a returning face from last month. this means one of two things. either a, you're a student of all things washington, or b, you are a glutton for punishment. but in any event, i'm delighted to see you. character, said mark twain, is the architect of achievement. it was twain, after all, who famously declared himself to be a greater man than the father of his country for the si
about washington to find him both fascinating and elusive. for any watchful visitor that mount vernon can attest, just when you think you've got his measure, the hold man will challenge your assumptions. case in point, in the autumn of 1787, newly returned from constitution making in philadelphia towards washington turn his attention to somewhat more prosaic matters. the squire of mount vernon needed a gardener and approached the job search with the same insight that so impressed his fellow delegates, he drew a contract with a hard drinking candidate after solemnly making him due his duties sober. $2 at easter to effect the same purpose and $2 at witten tide to be drunk for two days and drink at dinner and at noon. the thought of a wry bemuzed washington tolerant of human frailty, harboring his own doubts and vulnerability -- indeed many students of washington, the only thing about the man that exceeds his desire for control is his capacity for self-control. undoubtedly this helps to explain the dutiful side of our first president, but it is only a fraction of the man's inner self or
, presidents' day, on c-span3. >>> next william fowler on his book "american crisis:george washington and the dangerous two years after yorktown." the author details general george washington's struggles as he dealt with an ineffective congress and a continental army on the verge of muteny. it was sponsored by the associate law library in boston. >> may i ask you too take your seats police. welcome to the social law library. my name is robert brink and i'm the executive director. we're honored to have all of you anze also delighted to have back william fowler who will talk about his book george washington and the dangerous two years after yorktown 1781 to 1783. let me first ask you to silence your cell phones. let me ask you to stay for the signing and proffers's talk. and in that connection i want to thank one of the bookstore for coming over from cambridge whenever the authors appear at the social law library so thank you very much. i also want to thank the william m. wood foundation and its trustee the bank of america. william wood was a distinguished and grateful lawyer who relied
clothing. >> what is the oldest gown? >> the oldest gown in the collection is actually martha washington's. it's not on display right now. it has been on display for a long, sustained amount of time. so it's having a rest right now. in this gallery, when we round the corner, the oldest dress will be dolly madison's. >> fast-forward to today. michelle obama. she donated hers personally? >> actually, mrs. obama came and presented the dress and the jewelry and the shoes. but they were actually donated. and she -- it's interesting. this is the first time we had the designers donate, and mrs. obama had them donate these pieces. so jason wu and jimmy chu and lori rodkin actually donated the pieces. and they are donated -- when you see the label it will be donated by jason wu in honor of the first laity, michelle obama. and mrs. obama came to present the pieces to the museum. >> what goes into deciding which dress to wear? and are they thinking about the influence that will have on their husband's administration? >> i think we like it to maybe be a little more political than it probably is. whe
particularly hurtful. hamilton then suggested that washington talk with general knox. a very, very dangerous game now was underway. both knox and washington had an inkling what was going on in philadelphia and now they were being drawn in. it seems to me entirely likely, probable, that general knox and general washington did in fact talk. their headquarters were 12 miles apart, washington was in newberg, knox at west point. i'm sure they did. they probably shared letters. the one from morris to knox, the one from hamilton to washington. these two men then replied to the men from philadelphia. knox replied first. to governor morris. he told governor morris "i consider the reputation of the american army as one of the most immaculate things on earth. we should even suffer wrongs and injuries to the utmost verge of toler ration rather than sully it in the least degree. i hope to god that the army will never be directed that against the enemies of the liberties of america." a few days later, washington replied to hamilton "the fatal tendency to involve the army in political matters wou
alexander hamilton was given the task to write to general washington. hamilton and washington had a tortured relationship. alexander hamilton arrived in america just before the revolution, timing is everything. went to college, became a lawyer, and then the war broke out. he joined the army, became a captain in the artillery. distinguished himself, very fine soldier. came to the attention of general washington who invited this young man to be his secretary, which he accepted. and he served washington until one day at headquarters washington was going up the stairs, colonel hamilton was coming down the stairs. the commander in chief said to the colonel, colonel, i wish to see you immediately. the colonel responded, i'll be with you in a few minutes, sir. not the right answer to the commander in chief. washington turned on hamilton, berated him in front of his fellow officers. hamilton then resigned as secretary, returned to the army, and later distinguished himself at the battle of yorktown, which brought him back to some degree in washington's good graces. hamilton had then left t
distinguished himself at the battle of yorktown which brought him back to some degree in washington's good graces. hamilton had then left the army and was a congressman from new york. so hamilton then is given the assignment of addressing washington. i doubt that anyone really expected that general washington would join in me plot, but at the same time, they needed to test him out. how did he feel? hamilton warned washington that the army was on the brink of mutiny. he suggested to washington that the general might wish to control, direct the current, was his expression. he also then went on to say something, write something to washington which the general found incredibly insulting, if not hurtful. hamilton told washington that there were rumors in congress, as well as in the army, that his soldiers were disappointed with him. they accused the commander in chief of not doing enough for them in articulating their demands and their grievances. washington found that particularly hurtful. hamilton then suggested that washington talk with general knox. a very, very dangerous game now wa
. these polls are sponsored by the great washington times, an institution that we care for and respect and is part of our conservative movement family. i will introduce to you its president. [applause] >> thank you very much. hello, everyone. that was a great boxing match we had earlier today. congratulations, the eyes of the nation have been on us this last three days. all of you are part of that historic occasion that is done much to clarify the heart and soul of the conservative movement. where we stand and where we are going. thank you and -- the washington times is marking its 30th anniversary this year. our founders launched the times in 1982, president ronald reagan was just two years in office. it was right at the height of the cold war. washington had only one newspaper, the liberal "washington post. however, the leader of the free world read the washington times first every day and the white house sent a car to fetch three bundles of our newspapers at 4:00 every morning. of that, we are most proud. since then, the media has transformed into a 24-7 multimedia, a multi platform
in command only to his wartime commander from mexico, old general winfield scott in washington. as someone who moved at a considerably more sedate pace up the scales, i can tell you moving from captain to major general in that short of time's really moving at warp speed. and it was major general u.s. army and the commander of the department of ohio that mcclellan would lead union forces across the ohio river into there around clarksburg, virginia. today if you look for it on the map you'll have to look over in west virginia. clarksburg, virginia, on the 27th of june, 1861, so the summer of '61 sees him moving into action assisted by his old antebellum army friend william rosecrans. they would bump into forces from john peagrum and they would defeat the confederates in july of 1861. although it was rosecrans that did the heavy lifting in this campaign it was mcclellan's name that had access to all the reporters. it was mcclellan's name that got into all the newspapers, and immediately after the union defeat at manassas junction, first bull run as they called it in the northern papers or bul
strong. we have suffered massive job losses. washington is hiring. but the question is they're hiring for what? they don't manufacture. they don't mine, they don't drill. they don't harvest. they produce nothing, and the services that they provide, they increase dependency, not freedom. they don't create wealth, they take it. this is obama's washington. it's not the washington of our founders, but the washington of the permanent political class. it is something that our forefathers never envisioned, and they would have sworn their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor to change. this washington, it borders seven of the ten wealthiest counties in america. it's now home to the highest per capita income. here millionaires are minted overnight. heck, they even have a lamborghini dealership here. not that there's anything wrong with hot wheels. but this is the playground for the government rich, and they're hoping that you all work really, really hard to keep her going. so though the people, the people need and demand urgent reform from this growing out of touch government, a
region. this is "washington business report" with abc 7 national correspondent rebecca cooper. >> thank you for joining us for a discussion of business and nance in the washington region. we will focus on the president's budget and promising economic figures. the question rememains, how will the numbers impact us? we will take it up with round- table favorites, peter morici and josh boak, but first we will talk business with who sets t the pace -- with someone who sets the pace. in addition to the leadership of "business journal," he was named a siness person of the year by the cut chamber of commerce. you have met a number of his talented reporters on the scene, and alex and joins us today. you were on our first episode one year ago, and we thought it was time to have you back. it is the 30th year of the washington business journal. >> if yes, we are really honored and humbled that we are here for 30 years i joked that people left when they met me and said you are the publisher of the washington business journalal is that not an oxymoron? we approve there is business in washington. >>
. >>> well, this is president's day. and admission to george washington's mt. vernon estate is free today. one of the biggest seller's -- sellers at the mansion's gift shop is whiskey. karen has more on george washington's business life, after he left office. >> reporter: long before multi-million dollar mental ours and global foundations, his new plantation manager proposed a new venture. >> who knew george washington operated one of the largest whiskey distill ries in the country at the time. >> reporter: it is a little known fact about the president. he was pretty good at it. by 1799, they made almost 11,000-gallons of distilled spirits. >> reporter: the original distillery burned down in 1814. this recreation was open to the public in 2011. production on these grounds resulted in a product a little different than what drinkers might think of today. >>> most whiskey that was sold in the 18th century was unaged. so that means it would have been clear, you know, sort of like moon shine. >> reporter: it wasn't bottled. washington sold to merchants in barrels like this. and washington may
it in the northern papers or bull run, the battle at bull run, he got an order from washington to report immediately to washington. he was needed there right away. so he boarded a train that took him up through ohio over to pennsylvania. made a quick stop to visit with his wife ellen marcy mcclellan, mary ellen there in philadelphia his hometown where he was loudly hailed as a hero one and all. and then arrived in washington on the 26th of july. very, very exciting for someone in his mid 30s. this gentleman right here. i think that probably his letters describe best what it was like in washington in july 1861. because after meeting with the president, the commanding general of the army about that time quite elderly and infirm winfield scott and a number of influential members of congress, he sat down that night to write as he did almost every night to his wife at home who was waiting for him in pennsylvania. and here's what he said to ellen. "i find myself in a new and strange position here. president, cabinet, general scott and all deferring to me. by some strange operation of magic, i seem to have
to operate in many ways from the shadows. and part of that was the example of washington whose great success was to keep both hamilton and jefferson in the cabinet long after both of them wanted out. again, it's all part of buying time. and the consequence was that washington, first of all, subjected himself to some very unpleasant cabinet meetings and occasionally lost his temper. we have jefferson's account of one at which the president threw his hat on the floor. i don't know why he was wearing his hat at the cabinet meeting, but in any event -- but we know that washington sacrificed in many ways during the presidency and part of it was, in my view, part of this much larger realization that it was -- it was vital that both hamilton and jefferson, in the immortal worlds of lyndon johnson about j. edgar hoover were kept insite the tent pissing out rather than inside the tent pissing in. and that's not a plug for the movie. >> in your first lecture you described a washington who was seeking self-aggrandizement and power and prestige and money and status. and today you basically
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to five hitches there. low 30s north and west. they are 33 degrees, 32 in leesburg. and 35 in washington. >> reporter: light traffic all around. things are great outside right now. no problems to report as you come in on the bw parkway. a live look at this area. we'll take you back over to the maps, this time to the other side of town, looking great on the dulles toll road from leesburg to asheville. we'll take a live look to the northbound side of i 395 the to the 14th street bridge. all light this morning, the length of 395 and 95. >>> coming up in my next report, 6:12. back to you guys. >>> the owner of a dcliquor store is in trouble with the law all because of our investigation by our own andrea mccarron. >> this came justify weeks after our first 9 wants to know investigation. jessica doyle is live with the story. good morning jess. >> reporter: good morning to both of you. this liquor store, allegedly the supplier of alcohol, to minors as young as 14 years old. richard kim is the owner of market square. he was arrested, handcuffed and detained late saturday night for allegedly sell
morning washington, on your side. >> there are no winners in this case. there is nothing but lost everywhere. >> a guilty verdict in the murder trial. door to leave will serve 26 years in prison for the murder of his eggs grow friend. >> it is thursday february 23. we begin with a traffic and weather every 10 minutes. we will check in with lisa in a moment. first, adam caskey. this the day we have been looking for. >> it all come in at a bit of a cost. it is breezy at times. you noticed the wind pick up. it is that chilly windy and dusty. that'll be the headline the next few days. we're seeing some areas of light rain. in the potomac highlands, we can have a few isolated sprinkles. otherwise, partly cloudy. 47 in marten's fur. 49 in lexington park. -- martinsburg period's 49 in lexington park. western maryland, is 63. down sotuh of the metro 72. we will have high temperatures in the 60's to start the day. it will drop into the upper- 40's. lisa? >> we are fabulous on the beltway. they are pulling overnight construction barrels out of the way. it looks like we are in a pretty good
to the washington area nissan dealers sports xtra. >> welcome back. today nationals pitchers and catchers reported to riviera florida and position players report thursday and that's also when i will report. front office doing their best to ensure the team has a homefield advantage when it heads north, particularly against the phillies. they're calling the initiative take back the park. it was created because of games like this, when nats park was full or close to full and 85% of the fans were rooting for phillys. the premise is simple. keep philly fans out. last friday single ticket games went on sale for the phillies series in washington in early may. nats chief operating officer explains how the plan will work. were you the architect of that plan and tell us what it is? >> we sat down as a group before the new year's and we said this had been so many complaints from fans, from our players, from the media, from the washington post saying why are so many phillies fans showing up invading our ballpark and we said that's it. we're going to actually do something about it and the idea was let's do a p
their hands and surfaces. last week, george washington university reported 85 similar cases. >>> it's a disturbing and dangerous trend, children and strangers posting the picture online and asking if they're ugly. >> reporter: it's the unfortunate part of the world we live in. people basing their worth on what others think. not just in real life though, this disturbing trend has turned into a phenomenon and it's blowing up online. >> saying pretty or ugly. >> is it true? >> reporter: can you believe this? teens are up loading videos like these of themselves on social media sites like ewe tune asking a world -- on youtube asking strangers if they think they're ugly. >> i think kids are going to do that. they're just asking for attention. >> there's a lot of problems with social networking like facebook. a lot of people say stuff and then won't say it to someone's face. and that causes bullying and stuff. >> it seems like they want to have their self-esteem listed. but it doesn't usually turn out very well. >> reporter: no surprise, she's right. check out these posts, lose some weight
and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, jury selection begins today in a high-profile murder case involving two of virginia students. >> the new york giants given last rites by many in december are the super bowl champions in february. >> for the second time in four years eli manning led his team to pick a victory in the nfl's biggest game but tonight was not without controversy during the halftime show. good morning, washington. it's monday, february 6. >> i am cynne simpson. thanks for waking up with us. probably a tough start for a lot of people. traffic and weather every ten minutes. first, meteorologist adam caskey. almost a full moon. >> a beautiful morning. there will be frost on the windshield early this morning. in west virginia and western maryland and valleys out west there is a dense fog advisory. 27 degrees in frederick, 28 in hagerstown. dulles airport, 25. 30 at martinsburg. a lot of sunshine today. warmer than yesterday, rising to the impact low 50's. very pleasant. tomorrow we will start the day around freezing, rising into the mid t
at "the washington post" posted that interview today and wrote a column about how unelectable rick santorum is because of his anti-contraception views. for all of that aspirin between the knees stuff out of this guy today, actually kind feel bad for him. did nobody warn him about rick santorum? if this guy is going to spend millions of dollars to elect rick santorum president, does he not know that this whole contraception thing might be in the way of rick santorum's election? when you look at the polling on this, it's devastating. from cbs/"the new york times" poll out this week when asked about the president's current plan for contraception coverage and health insurance making private health plans cover the cost of birth control, 66% of americans support the policy but 68% of moderates do. 64% of independents do. even 50% of republicans do. republicans support the president's policy on birth control even when asked about the pre-revision policy and asked about the original obama administration policy, the one that required religiously affiliated employers like catholic hospitals
frederick county and entering carroll county. a mild start to the day, 41 in washington and oxon hill. 37 in olney. 40 degrees in warrenton. near 50 this afternoon. showers on and off especially in midday and afternoon. clearing tomorrow with sunshine, mid 50's, but a little uneasy at times tomorrow. >> we will take everybody to a live picture on 270 southbound under the geico traffic camera enter logo. a boat on the side of the highway. not much rain is expected. we are watching not only traffic on 270 which is good, but across the american legion bridge. normal travel times on 66 in virginia and good on 95 between richmond and baltimore. taking you to a picture of springfield, red is southbound. headlights are northbound at the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. thousands of family members, friends, and firefighters are expected to be in a synagogue in alexandria this afternoon for the funeral of paramedic joshua weissman, killed on the job last week's. jummy olabanji has more. >> strong antril is under pressure, but rooted in compassion and kindness. >> hundreds or wrapped ar
and on gay marriage. we explain it all tonight on "washington week." >> it became clear that spending months hammering out a solution was not going to be an option. that we needed to move this faster. gwen: the white house suddenly ensnared in a fight over who pays for birth control gets yanked into the culture wars. a fight already under way on the republican presidential campaign trail. >> i know that this president will never get it. but we conservatives aren't just proud to cling to our guns and our religion. we're also proud to cling to our constitution. gwen: rick santorum with three victories on a single night surges as the latest anti-romney. >> the other thing we should recognize, as conservatives and tea party folks, that we are not just wings of the republican party, we are the republican party. gwen: and california just adds to the stew, as federal judges reject the state's ban on same-sex marriage. covering the week, ben reinhard of "national journal." john dickerson of "slate" magazine and cbs news. nia malika henderson of "the washington post," and pete williams of nbc news. >
. >> and how the candidates are spending the days between contests. "good morning washington" continues now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's monday, february 20. like we dodged another one outside. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. no major problems except for school delays. culpeper county schools, orange county schools, and spotsylvania county schools in virginia will close two -- will open two hours late. >> watch for possible iic patches, anyone on the boaroads -- icy patches. adam caskey first period >> a little breezy this morning temperatures in the low to mid 30's. it feels like the 20's on this monday morning when you factor in the wind on this president's day. morningside, 34. 33 in alexandria. fairly similar temperatures out there, low to mid 30's for the most part. 29 in berkeley springs. breezy through lunchtime. 48 today, sunny. barlett cloudy tomorrow with a few isolated sprinkles possible nor trust of the metro area tomorrow afternoon. seven-day forecast coming up. back to you. >> thank you. let'
morning washington continues now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning washington, it is wednesday, february 1, at about 6:00 a.m. >> some rain could put an end to the mid winter warmup. adam caskey will have a check on the forecast in a moment but let's go to lisa baden. >> we go live to newschopper7 who have been watching traffic on the maryland side of town. they run the ball like close to the baltimore-washington parkway. it looks like they're moving ok in areas of wet pavement and no problems on 295. there was a crash at landover hills but that is gone. >> 6:00 sharp, it is a damp start to our wednesday but not a washout. we will get a little bit of sunshine later this afternoon. areas of rain on the radar around the metro area especially in prince george's county. it is moving west to east and the package is moving to east prince william county and fairfax county. locations not on the screen means you're not getting rain right now. 52 degrees in clarksburg and warrenton. already, we are above their average afternoon highs will -- i
the slaughter in syria and the upheaval in afghanistan tonight on "washington week." >> while i was fighting to save the olympics you were fighting to save the bridge to nowhere. gwen: mitt romney punches back. >> who do you trust? who is authentic? who is believable? gwen: and it's a two-man race again this time with high stakes in romney's native state of michigan as both sides and even president obama spend like it's going out be style the >> fiscal coiffes? really? how can mitt romney beat broke where on the vital decisions player -- they're not much different. >> man who helped save my daughter was mitt romney. >> every reno candidate every republican candidate turned their barks said let detroit go bankrupt. not him. gwen: and abroad, the brutal crack boun in syria continues. what can the international community do? >> we will be discussing a range of options from tightening sanctions to increasing humanitarian relief to helping the opposition. gwen: and afghans express fury over the burning of korans at a u.s. military base. covering the week, michael duffy of "time" magazine, jeanne
. it is another of the unique organizations in the military district of washington. since its creation, the army band has led a varied and distinguished career. open-air concerts are given each summer in the city and are enjoyed by thousands. it is the army band that leads the inaugural parades. besides these duties, it has represented the united states army at many musical functions and celebrations throughout the world. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> faced by the united states army band, the old guard passes in review. ♪ ♪ >> but not all the troops in the washington area are stationed here for show and ceremony. many fill jobs that are vital to the defense of the city. let's visit with some of them. in the suburbs surrounding washington, there are many anti-aircraft batteries such as this, ready for action 24 hours a day. >> battery commander of charlie battery of the 14th anti-aircraft artillery battalion is 22-year-old lieutenant david lacey. lieutenant, we have mentioned the overall picture of the army anti-aircraft command being our first line of defense. but just where does your battery fit into this
, george washington is a character. it's not appropriate to bring washington into this story prior to 1775 because he really wasn't doing very much. he was quiet in virginia. he was very uncomfortable with politics. when he goes to the continental congress, the reason he's appointed is because he's essentially the wealthiest man in virginia. that's what did you in those days. he bankrolled them because he was the richest man in america. wealth got you position. washington is a veteran of the french and indian war. in fact, washington starts the french and indian war in this country. a little bit about that in the introduction. he is flabbergasted whether john adams nominates him to be commander of the continental -- of the new continental army. he actually leaves the room. and when john adams says i replace a name george washington -- colonel washington of virginia and hancock is half way out of his chair and has to sit back down again. washington left the room. he's appalled because now he has to deal with this. his response to the congress which they did write down, which we do have the
crimea to build fortifications around washington and to construct control areas and drill fields and so forth in parts of the city. the newspapers began to refer to him as the young napoleon. well, he was young. he wasn't very tall. and he did have a tendency to put his hand in his coat whenever the photographers asked him to. throughout the fall of 1861 this ever-growing field force of soldiers in washington troops and their rookie officers reading hardy's infantry practice ignite and go out to practice in the morning went through what we call the school of soldier. and his troops began to call him -- not the young napoleon but they referred to him familiar as little mack. you see little mack riding through the camp with an entourage and sabers and spurs ging ling, a whole infantry behind him, staff officers eager to be seen with the great man. his horse was named daniel webster. the troops learned that, and he -- during this period he did his very best to inculcate a sense of mission in those soldiers. in a recent book "mcclellan's war" which is subtitled "a failure of moderati
to washington hospital center where she died from her injuries later this morning. >> the fire investigators believe that this was the result of either smoking in bed or improperly disposed of cigarette. >> officials say one other person was in the apartment and that resident was not injured. the assistant fire chief says the fire was self-contained in that one-bedroom in that one apartment and no one else in the entire building was in danger. >> the only reason the other occupants would have been alerted if it's someone pulled a central fire alarm and the building. >> montgomery county fire officials have not released a specific cause of death for that victim. they say she had severe burns all over her body. they have not released her identity. they are trying to contact family members. >> thank you. a two-year-old girl has died from injuries she suffered during a house fire in district heights. firefighters had rescued mariah kendra hood and but she died sunday at the hospital. there was a working smoke alarm in the home and one family member, two adults and a child made it out safely. >>
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